A belated thanks to those who helped with this car before. We were running
high RPMs to reach 70 mph. The popular suggestion was torque converter.
We’ll know tomorrow, when it visits the transmission shop.
A very related question: Can the transmission be removed without removing the
engine? How much do we need to remove? Any assistance is appreciated.
Chris Kovski (with Dad, John Kovski)
85 XJ-S HE
52 MG TD
In a message dated 6/2/98 5:21:57 AM, you wrote:
<<A very related question: Can the transmission be removed without removing
engine? How much do we need to remove?>>
About 9 inches!!! (somebody was going to say it anyway)
Seriously, the engine and transmission have to be removed as one. This
involves removing the bonnet as well. Typically, once you’re this far, be
prepared for a slew of “while you’re at it” jobs like rebuilding the bottom
end of the engine or painting the subframe. (the latter is a good idea if
you’re car’s been repainted a non-original color or has had a hack paint job
done on the subframe such as painting the blanking plates which are normally
cad plated. If you decide to do this, you may want to consider what color you
want the car when it’s “finished” and paint the subframe that color)
My understanding is that most attempts to remove the transmission any other
way are usually unsatisfactory and end up being more effort than doing it the